South Union Elementary School
South Union Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 5%)
- Percent Eligible For Free Lunch Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 5%)
South Union Elementary School's student population of 494 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-5|
|Total Students||494 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||37 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
South Union Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South Union Elementary School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (IA)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#1203 out of 1232 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||14:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Des Moines Independent Community School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to South Union Elementary School is Orchard Place School (0.9 miles away)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
- Des Moines Jessie Franklin Taylor Grades: PK | 249 students
1801 16th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 242-8424 0.8 PK 249
- Des Moines Mitchell Early Childhood Center Grades: PK | 393 students
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 242-8424 0.8 PK 393
- Des Moines Orchard Place School Grades: K-12 | 85 students
5412 Sw 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 287-9700 0.9 K-12 85
- Des Moines Lovejoy Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 394 students
801 E Kenyon Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 242-8419 1 PK-5 394
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